Truckload of Toys to the Foster Care Unit from Highway Superintendents

News from Social Services, Posted on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:01am
Pictured above are Tom Benz, Hayden Williamson, Brad Hurley, Diane Metz and Robe

Pictured above are Tom Benz, Hayden Williamson, Brad Hurley, Diane Metz and Robe

Just in time for the holidays, Highway Superintendents from municipalities from across Cattaraugus County have once again come forward to help area youth in foster care.  A truckload of toys and gift cards collected by area highway superintendents was delivered on Friday to the Foster Care Unit at the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.  Social Services staff will pass them on to foster parents who are caring for children in foster care this Christmas.

"It is a partnership that has developed over the years," explained Social Services Unit Supervisor Hayden Williamson, who was on hand to accept the donation from the highway superintendents.  "It means a lot that highway crews remember our kids in foster care.  Every year, they come through for us," Williamson continued, "and it really brightens the holidays for kids who are struggling with the affects of abuse and neglect." 

The toys and gift cards donated by the highway superintendents will help approximately 35 youth in foster care this year.

If you would like information about becoming a foster parent, contact the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services at 373-8070.

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